Alex Tewfik

Food Editor

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The PLCB Continues to Hamstring Independent Wine Retailers and Dealers

Harrowed with a lawsuit, the PLCB has resumed its special order program for restaurants and retailers. Now what?

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Restaurant Merch I’d Buy Even If We Weren’t Face-to-Face With a Deadly Pandemic

Restaurants need our support now more than ever — which makes their tees, hoodies, and koozies a win-win for everybody.

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I Didn’t Think the Apocalypse Would Involve So Much Working From Home in My Underwear

When the world is in the middle of a crisis, how are we supposed to focus on work?

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This Isn’t Easy for Philly’s Big Restaurant Groups Either

CookNSolo and Starr Restaurants came under fire for how they dealt with mass employee lay-offs during the coronavirus crisis. But maybe we need to cut them some slack.

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If the Restaurants Lose, So Will Philly

In the last two decades, Philly became one of America’s great food cities. What happens once we lose the thing that made us great?

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Philly’s Biggest Chefs and Restaurateurs Demand Immediate Relief From Government

In an effort spearheaded by HipCityVeg’s Nicole Marquis, Philly’s most prominent restaurateurs — including Stephen Starr, Marc Vetri and Ellen Yin — are petitioning state officials to save the industry and its employees.

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If Insurance Companies Won’t Help Our Restaurants, Who Will?

Philly restaurants are relying on takeout, delivery and charity to make it through the COVID-19 crisis. Where are the insurance companies when they need them?

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One Last Supper Before the Restaurants Went Dark

Just last week, the reality of coronavirus still felt distant. And then, all of a sudden, it wasn’t.

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Fishtown Dive Bars Are Upping Their Food Game

Can dive bars have legitimately good food? In Fishtown, yes.

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What Are We Supposed to Do With $18 Tacos?

Reckoning with the true cost of Condesa’s fried fish tacos, pricy as they are.

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You Can’t Just Call Yourself a Dive Bar

There are many great things about Wine Dive on South Street. Its name isn’t one of them.

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Stephen Starr Is Opening a Mexican Restaurant in Fishtown

LMNO is expected to open sometime this spring on Front Street with an outdoor patio and cocktail lounge.

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Are Philly’s All-Day Cafes Built to Last?

Last year, all Plenty Cafe locations closed, and Hungry Pigeon announced it would be dinner-only during the week. Are morning-to-night restaurants too hard to sustain?

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Ask the Editor: Why Is Ordering Water So Confusing Now?

It used to just be “still, sparkling or tap.” Now it isn’t.

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The Philly Episode of No Passport Required Is Kind of a Bummer

In 2020, when different voices matter more than ever before, we get more of the same.